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Daily Inspiration: Meet David Long

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Long.

Hi David, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
After retiring in 2015, I ramped up my travel and photography visiting many locations throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and South America. I was contacted by a photography tour company in 2016 to see if I would be interested in running workshops for them. This has blossomed into Dave Long Photo where I run 20+ workshops a year, publish eBooks on landscape photography locations and techniques, sell electronic images and prints to residential and commercial customers, and regularly present to cameral clubs, conferences, and national podcasts.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
As all GIG workers have found over the last decade, the road has been interesting. In the photography business, you have to be flexible to meet what people want. So many opportunities continue to present themselves for good images today from social media, to commercial prints to individuals looking to use your work to fit their lifestyle and it challenges you in a good way to learn new skills to blend with your existing expertise.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a landscape photographer and like millions of others who use everything from their phones to the most expensive professional gear, I am trying to create images that stand out from the crowd. From undiscovered locations to unique compositions to crazy weather, I am always trying to connect with the viewer of my images to stand out and capture their attention.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Blend what you like to shoot with a style that is unique to you and that seems to resonate with your prospective audience.

Pricing:

  • eBooks $10-$30
  • Workshops $90-$295
  • Electronic images – $50-$200
  • Prints – $25-$300

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David Long

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